We’re hearing a lot about the return to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, but what is “normal”? And should we return to “normal” when that’s what got us in trouble in the first place? This episode is a deep dive into the idea of normality and the origins of sociology, itself — with only a little bit of (censored) swearing thrown in. I also talk with Joseph Scimecca, professor of sociology at George Mason University, about how sociology has changed over time as normality has shifted. All of that in less than 18 minutes!